Tag: KNIPster 2016

Back Buttoned Polkadot Top

You probably saw this Back Buttoned Polkadot Top for a long time in my work in progress item. It’s finally finished. I used the same fabric for this Back Buttoned Polkadot Top as I did for this one. A piece of fabric was left which was just enough to make a short sleeved Top. The Top would have a seam at the center front or center back. This fabric was a gift from Nooteboom textiles during my participation in the KNIPmode 2016 sewing award. Named, an Indie pattern designer, has the Quinn blouse in his collection. I decided to use the idea of button plackets that are a little bit shorter then the actual blouse and do a twist by placing it at the back.

From idea to pattern

Having an idea is one thing but the key is how to to turn the idea into a good sewing pattern. I started with drafting a pattern that looked more like a blouse then a T-shirt. I decided to add a Peter Pan collar, a button placket and make a slightly high/low seam as well. The last step was choosing contrast fabric to make the collar and button placket.

Back Buttoned Polkadot Top

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Goodbye MeMadeMay2017 welcome June sewing plans

It’s time to say Goodbye MeMadeMay2017 and say welcome to my sewing plans for the rest of this year. Fashion trends are changing fast, faster then I can sew. I’ve already shared a couple of times that I love to wear classic, casual and comfortable clothes. I call it my C3 wardrobe. My C3 wardrobe has Chanel styled jackets, jeans and jeans styled pants, tops, blouses, sweaters, three LBD’s and cardigans. So Goodbye MeMadeMay2017 welcome June sewing plans is about what I’ve learned this year from my May showcase and what my June sewing plans will be.

Goodbye MeMadeMay2017 welcome June sewing plans
jackets

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Gudrun Grenz Top remake

Gudrun Grenz Top remake is a sewing project I’ve done for my mother. She bought this Gudrun Grenz Top years ago. The print on the jersey fabric and shape caught her eye and she loved wearing it. My mother and I love asymmetrical designed clothes and we also have a preference for black and white. The jersey fabric unfortunately faded away due to frequently wear and the many washings. I promised her a while ago to make a Top and found the Gudrun Grenz Top on the recycle pile of clothes. One and one makes one. I decided to use the faded Gudrun Grenz Top to make the promised Top.

Drafting a suitable pattern

I unpicked the Gudrun Grenz Top and started drafting a pattern using the unpicked pieces as a guideline. My mother’s figure has changed a bit so I also made some alterations to get a better fit. The original Top also had a triangle shaped piece at one side. This was hanging down but also could be shortened by buttoned it on the inside of the top on the underarm seam. I reshaped this triangle shaped piece into a more asymmetrical piece so it flows more with the other halve of the hem. I made this blue Top last year during the KNIPster sewing competition. My mother loved this blue fabric and I had just enough left in my stash to use for the Gudrun Grenz Top remake.

Gudrun Grenz Top remake Gudrun Grenz Top remake

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Sewing Two RDC Ludivine robes

Sewing Two RDC Ludivine robes – the dresses

Sewing Two RDC Ludivine robes is my contribution for the the Day and Night Dress Challenge blog tour run by Elizabeth. I decided to use the LBD as the starting point of my pattern choice. A LBD is a stylish and timeless dress design that can be worn on my occasions. A well chosen simple designed dress combined with only one jewellery is the key to have a fabulous outfit. I decided to use the RDC Ludivine robe pattern for this challenge because this pattern has a strong stylish and timeless design. Both dresses have size 38 for the bust and size 36 for the hips.

Sewing Two RDC Ludivine robes Sewing Two RDC Ludivine robes

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Pentagonal Star Decorated Clutch

Pentagonal Star Decorated ClutchI made a Pentagonal Star Decorated Clutch for the final of the KNIPster 2016 sewing award. I wanted a matching clutch to go with the red cocktail dress. A while ago I saw this fabric shadow folding on the internet and I decided to use it as detail on my clutch. First I tried the shadow folding technique. After my first attempt the sample was looking great. The next step was making a sample of the clutch that I had on my mind.

Pentagonal Star Decorated Clutch is gemaakt voor de finale van de KNIPster 2016 naaiwedstrijd. Ik wilde een clutch passend bij mijn rode cocktailjurkje. Een tijdje terug zag ik fabric shadow folding technique op internet en ik besloot om het te gebruiken als detail op de klep van mijn clutch. Eerst begon ik met het uit proberen van shadow folding techniek. Het proefexemplaar slaagde in één keer. De volgende stap was het maken van een proefmodel van de clutch die ik in gedachte had.

Pentagonal Star Decorated Clutch

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Roundup Homemade May wearings 2016

Roundup Homemade May wearings 2016 – the challenge

Roundup Homemade May wearings 2016 is the end story of wearing only homemade clothes during the month May. I really liked taking part in this challenge and sharing my makes on Instagram and Pinterest. Did I wear all my homemade clothes? Now there are still a few pieces that did’t came out of the closet. I haven’t been wearing some of my clothes made for the KNIPster 2016-sewing award and for the SSW1-challenge. In one of my next posts I will write something about the SSW1-challenge, sharing photo’s of my makes and will tell something about the pieces I made and how I made them.

Roundup Homemade May wearings 2016

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May wearings fifth week

May wearings fifth week- day to day

May wearings fifth week has only three days. Sunday was the monthly 10.000 steps walking day. This 10.000 steps walking day is every last Sunday of the month to encourage people to do move more. It was a beautiful day with sunshine and a good walking temperature. The weather for the following two days was also great with sunshine and a pleasant temperature.

May wearings fifth week

May wearings fifth week bestaat uit slechts drie dagen. Zondag was de maandelijkse 10.000 stappen wandeldag. Deze10.000 stappen wandeldag wordt iedere maand gehouden op de laatset zondag en is bedoeld om mensen aan te moedigen meer te bewegen. Het was een prachtige, zonnige dag met een aangename wandel temperatuur. Ook de twee volgende dagen waren aangenaam met zonneschijn en prettige temperatuur.

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May wearings fourth week

May wearings fourth week – day to day

May wearings fourth week will be opened telling you what I was wearing for the lunch in a restaurant. Just like last week temperatures were going up and down.  A couple of days with sunshine and then a couple of days with grey, cold and rain. Sunday wasn’t the best day for the lunch. When we arrived it was still dry. The walk in the city and a coffee on the terras were done in dry, a little bit sunny weather. After looking at some shops it was time to find a nice restaurant for a lunch and just when we were sitting down on the terras it started to rain. After the lunch we ran back to the car, but when we passed a forrest we decided to use the umbrellas for a small walk. Under the trees and with the umbrellas it wasn’t as bad as in the city. On Thursday the weather changed and Friday and Saturday was sunny with nice temperatures.

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May wearings second week

May wearings second week was my second effort trying to wear only selfmade clothes. After the first week I was wondering if I was able to find new combinations I hadn’t been wearing during the first week. Surprisingly there wasn’t any problem. The weather was with me so the T-shirts that I had been sewing last year and now it was 18 °C and more there wasn’t any problem to find a lot of combinations.

May wearings second week

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May wearings first week

May wearings first week was my first effort trying to wear only selfmade clothes.  When I decided to enter the MMM-challenge I had no idea how many of my clothes are selfmade. Well I could have made an educated guess, but I decided to count all my clothes and categorize them into RTW and selfmade. I really was surprised when it was 40selfmade/60RTW. Most of my selfmade clothes are T-shirts for the summer. When the week started with cold weather I thought it was going to be tough but suddenly on Thursday the weather changed and it was 18 °C.

May wearings first week

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Red Cocktail Dress

A Red Cocktail Dress is my final make to become KNIPster 2016. More details for this final make can be found here. The only suitable fabric that was left was red and hearing this song in my head I had to make a red dress.

Een Red Cocktail Dress is mijn laatste bijdrage voor de KNIPster 2016 naaiwedstrijd. Meer details voor deze laatste bijdrage zijn hier te lezen. De enige bruikbare stof die ik nog had was rood en met dit liedje in mijn hoofd besloot ik een rode jurk te maken.

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KNIPster 2016 Final

KNIPster 2016 FinalKNIPster 2016 Final will be held tomorrow at ‘Stoffenspektakel’ at Den Bosch. We had to make ‘the ultimate partydress’ inspired by what a ‘Dutch Celebrity’ would wear walking over the red carpet. I decided to look further and was inspired by the dress Gwyneth Paltrow was wearing in 2012 on the variety show El Hormiguero in Spain.

KNIPster 2016 Finale Is morgen tijdens ‘Stoffenspektakel’ in Den Bosch. De opdracht was om de ‘de ultieme feestjurk’ te maken geïnspireerd op de rode loper jurken van ‘Bekende Nederlanders’. Ik besloot ook over de grens te kijken en vond deze rode jurk die Gwyneth Paltrow droeg in 2012 tijdens de El Hormiguero show in Spanje.

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Fashion Revolution

Fashion Revolution is an organization that believes that fashion (clothes) and accessoires can be made in safety environment. Today it’s 3 years ago that more then 1000 people were killed and more 2500 were injured when the Rana Plaza Complex in Dhaka, Bangladesh collapsed.

Fashion Revolution is een organisatie die gelooft dat mode (kleding) en accessories gemaakt kunnen worden onder veilige arbeidsomstandigheden. Vandaag is het 3 jaar geleden dat meer dan 1000 mensen gedood werden en  meer dan 2500 gewond raakte toen Rana Plaza Complex in Dhaka, Bangladesh in stortte.

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Boho Chic Flare

Boho Chic FlareBoho Chic Flare is my interpretation of Boho Chic. It’s a fashion style started by artists in the ‘60s and can be described as a style for free and artistic people. It’s also a ‘festival’ clothing type that can be seen in pictures of the famous Woodstock festival in 1969.

Boho Chic Flare is mijn interpretatie van Boho Chic. Het is een mode-stijl die veel gedragen werd door kunstenaars en artiesten in de jaren zestig van de vorige eeuw. Het is een soort ‘festival’ kleding die je veel ziet op foto’s van het beroemde Woodstock festival in 1969.

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Flower Power TRIO Love Peace Happiness   

Flower Power TRIO Love Peace Happiness – The idea

Flower Power TRIO Love Peace Happiness is my fourth make for the KNIPster 2016 sewing award run by KNIPmode. Voting for this theme is open now and runs until Wednesday 12.00h C.E.T. The contestants had to make an outfit with flower design fabrics.Flower Power TRIO Love Peace Happiness Flower Power TRIO Love Peace Happiness is a combination using a fabric with flower print combined with element of the Flower Power period of the previous century.

Flower Power TRIO Love Peace Happiness is de vierde invulling voor de KNIPster 2016 naaiwedstrijd van KNIPmode. Van nu kan er tot woensdag 12.00 uur gestemd worden op dit thema. Het onderwerp van thema 4 besloot ik te combineren met de Flower Power periode van de vorige eeuw door de kledingstijl uit die tijd in mijn outfit te verwerken.

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Rebecca Taylor Vogue 1251 dress LBD styled

Rebecca Taylor Vogue 1251 dress LBD styled is my third make for the KNIPster 2016 sewing award run by KNIPmode. Voting for this theme is opened just now and can be done here until Wednesday 12.00h C.E.T. We had to make something in the style of the Dutch Queen Maxima. Queen Maxima has an elegant look combined with a classic way of dressing.

Rebecca Taylor Vogue 1251 dress LBD styled is mijn creatie voor de derde opdracht voor KNIPster 2016 van KNIPmode. Stemmen kan vanaf nu tot woensdag 12.00h.  Onze opdracht was maak een creatie in de stijl van koningin Maxima. Koningin Maxima draagt elegante kleding met een klassieke uitstraling.

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KNIPster 2016 Fabric selection theme 6

KNIPster 2016 Fabric selection theme 6 is a preview for my sixth and final make in the KNIPster sewing award 2016 by KNIPmode. The KNIPster 2016 Fabric selection theme 6 are both Nooteboom fabrics. The fabrics in the fabric selection theme 6 are made of cotton and jersey fabrics. You can start guessing what theme 6 is and still can guess what the theme for project 3, 4 and 5 is.

KNIPster 2016 Fabric selection theme 6 is mijn stof keuze voor het zesde en laatste thema  in KNIPster 2016 wedstrijd van KNIPmode. De stoffen zijn ook deze keer van Nooteboom en zijn een kant en jersey. Vanaf nu kun je gaan raden wat thema 6 is en ook nog steeds voor thema 3, 4 en 5.

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KNIPster 2016 Fabric selection theme 5

KNIPster 2016 Fabric selection theme 5

KNIPster 2016 Fabric selection theme 5 is a preview for my fifth make in the KNIPster sewing award 2016 by KNIPmode. The KNIPster 2016 Fabric selection theme 5 are all Nooteboom fabrics. The fabrics in the fabric selection theme 5 are made of cotton and jersey fabrics. You can start guessing what theme 5 is and still can guess what the theme for project 2, 3 and 4 is. The photo’s for all these three themes are made and ready to show to you all when the times comes. The voting for theme 1 started on Sunday 27 March theme 1 and is visible on KNIPmode and my blog.

KNIPster 2016 Fabric selection theme 5

Hier zie je mijn keuze stoffen voor het vijfde thema in KNIPster 2016 wedstrijd van KNIPmode. De stoffen zijn ook deze keer van Nooteboom en zijn een denim en jersey’s. Vanaf nu kun je gaan raden wat thema 5 is en ook nog steeds voor thema 2, 3 en 4. De foto’s van de creaties voor thema 2, 3 en 4 liggen klaar om aan jullie getoond te worden. Sinds gisteren is  thema 1 zichtbaar en kunnen je het resultaat zien bij KNIPmode en op mijn blog.

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Black White MixMatch Trio

Black White TrioBlack White MixMatch Trio is my first contribution for the KNIPster 2016 award run by the Dutch sewing magazine KNIPmode. We were asked to make an outfit using only black and white. Black and white are a classical color combination: a strong duo that never fails. Today is the kick off: the lines are open for voting for theme 1. You can vote here.

Black White MixMatch Trio is mijn first eerste bijdrage voor de verkiezing tot KNIPster 2016 een wedstrijd van KNIPmode. Onze eerste opdracht was een outfit te maken met uitsluitend zwart en wit. Zwart en wit is een klassieke, ijzersterk kleur combinatie. Vandaag is de kick-off: er kan gestemd gaan worden voor thema 1. Hier kun je stemmen.

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KNIPster sewing award 2016 Theme 1

KNIPster sewing award 2016 Theme 1Theme 1 will be released tomorrow and the voting starts at KNIPmode and KNIPmode Facebook for the KNIPster 2016 award. A few days ago KNIPmode made it public that Black and White was the subject for theme 1. Tomorrow you can read my story on my  blog and I will add the links to the place where one can vote. Are you interested in an inside story? Watch our ‘vlog’. Sadly mine isn’t added yet, but will be added during this day and can be seen here.

Vanaf morgen kan er op KNIPmode en op KNIPmode Facebook gestemd worden op thema 1 voor KNIPster 2016. Inmiddels heeft KNIPmode ook het onderwerp van thema 1 bekend gemaakt: Black and White. Morgen kunnen jullie ook op mijn blog het verhaal lezen met een verwijzing naar de stemplekken. Wil je horen hoe iedereen het gemaakt heeft? We hebben een ‘vlog’ bijgehouden. Die van mij staat er (helaas) nog niet bij, maar hier kun je ze bekijken.

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KNIPster 2016 Fabric selection theme 4

KNIPster 2016 Fabric selection theme 4KNIPster 2016 Fabric selection theme 4 is a preview for my fourth make in the KNIPster sewing award 2016 by KNIPmode. The KNIPster 2016 Fabric selection theme 4 are all Nooteboom fabrics. The fabrics in the fabric selection theme 4 are made of blend fabrics with stretch. You can start guessing what theme 4 is and still can guess what the theme for project 1,2 and 3 is. The photo’s for all these three themes are made and ready to show to you all. On Sunday 27 March theme 1 will become visible on KNIPmode and my blog.

Hier zie je mijn keuze stoffen voor het vierde thema in KNIPster 2016 wedstrijd van KNIPmode. De stoffen zijn ook deze keer van Nooteboom. Vanaf nu kun je gaan raden wat thema 4 is en ook nog steeds voor thema 1, 2 en 3. De foto’s van de creaties voor thema 1, 2 en 3 liggen klaar om aan jullie getoond te worden. Zondag 27 maart wordt thema 1 zichtbaar en kunnen je het resultaat zien bij KNIPmode en op mijn blog.

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Fabric selection theme 3 KNIPster 2016

Fabric selection theme 3 KNIPster 2016Fabric selection theme 3 KNIPster 2016 is a preview for my third make in the KNIPster sewing award 2016 by KNIPmode. These are all Nooteboom fabrics. The fabrics in the fabric selection theme 3 are made of blend fabrics with stretch. You can start guessing what the theme for project 3 is.

Hier zie je mijn keuze stoffen voor het derde thema in KNIPster 2016 wedstrijd van KNIPmode. Deze rekbare stoffen zijn van Nooteboom en zijn een mengweefsel. Vanaf nu kun je gaan raden wat thema 3 is.

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KNIPster sewing award 2016

KNIPster sewing award 2016 is official announced in the KNIPmode April 2016. This magazine was delivered today by post for those who subscribed to this magazine. On page 3 all eight participants are shown and I’m one of them.

Bij het verschijnen van de KNIPmode April 2016 is de KNIPster wedstrijd 2016 officieel van start gegaan. Vandaag kregen de abonnees het blad in de bus. Op pagina 3 zijn de 8 deelnemers zichtbaar.

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Fabric selection theme 2 KNIPster 2016

Fabric selection theme 2 KNIPster 2016

Fabric selection theme 2 KNIPster 2016 is a preview for my second make in the KNIPster sewing award 2016 by KNIPmode. These are all Nooteboom fabrics. The fabrics in the fabric selection theme 2 are made of cotton with stretch. You can start guessing what the theme for project 2 is. It’s still possible to guess the theme of project 1. My first project is finished. The photo’s has been taken and I will share them with you as soon as possible. Sewing to become KNIPster 2016 is so much fun and perhaps I’m at the end of this sewing adventure the lucky person to be KNIPster 2016.

Fabric selection theme 2 KNIPster 2016

Fabric selection theme 2 KNIPster 2016

Hier zie je mijn keuze stoffen voor het tweede thema in KNIPster 2016 wedstrijd van KNIPmode. Deze rekbare stoffen zijn van Nooteboom en hebben katoen als basis. Vanaf nu kun je gaan raden wat thema 2 is. Ook kun je nog een reactie achterlaten voor thema 1. Mijn eerste project is klaar, de foto’s zijn genomen en binnenkort zal ik het resultaat met jullie kunnen delen. Het maken van de werkstukken is erg leuk om te doen en misschien kan ik mij straks aan het eind KNIPster 2016 noemen.

KNIPster sewing award

KNIPster sewing award is a competition run by KNIPmode in the Netherlands and Belgium. I’ve shared with you that I was selected for the KNIPster 2016 competition. Each week has a different theme and each week on my blog I will show you my fabric each week on my blog. My first project is finished. Photo’s has been taken and the my makes are in the bag. Tomorrow I start with my second project. Sewing magazines and my notebook are already on the table. To let you share in my possibility to win some amazing prices I decided to do a giveaway. What is the price of this giveaway? That’s a secret, but taking part in the giveaway will be worth it. Read below how it works and how to enter.

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Fabric Selection theme 1

Fabric selection theme 1

Fabric selection theme 1 is a preview for my first make in the KNIPster sewing award 2016 by KNIPmode. These are all Nooteboom fabrics. The fabrics are made of cotton with stretch. Stay tuned in my next post I will have some great news for you all.

KNIPster sewing ambitions

Fabric selection theme 1

Hier zie je mijn keuze stoffen voor het eerste thema in KNIPster 2016 wedstrijd van KNIPmode. Deze rekbare stoffen zijn van Nooteboom en hebben katoen als basis. Hou mijn volgend bericht in de gaten want dan heb ik iets leuks voor jullie.

KNIPster sewing ambitions

KNIPster sewing ambitions – Last weekend

KNIPster sewing ambitions is the titel of this post.

KNIPster

Does it ring bell? I don’t think so. Last weekend was a crazy. It all started a week ago when I received an email from KNIPmode that I was selected for the KNIPster competition 2016. The competition concerns making each week an outfit matching a theme.

KNIPster sewing ambitions als titel voor een bericht. Wat zegt dat? Het was een waansnit weekend. Het begon allemaal met een mail van de KNIPmode dat ik geselecteerd was voor de KNIPster naaiwedstrijd 2016.

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